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Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipe

  • Feb 16, 2018 (10:00 - 11:30 am CT; 9:00 - 10:30 am MT)
    Webinar (desktop or laptop access)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Part of a Webinar Series on Roadway/Street Pipes

  • History of PVC
  • Hydraulic - Manning's "n"
  • Structural design guidelines – backfill material options, soil/pipe interaction, minimum and maximum cover
  • Joint Designs – connections – pipe, manhole and inlets
  • Installation process – foundation and bedding, line and grade, compaction equipment, repair options, etc.
  • Construction loads – construction equipment, initial construction and future roadway reconstruction efforts
  • Inspection best practices, pre and post installation
  • Failure modes and risks – stress/strain level dependent, localized deformations, overburden, stress cracking, oxidation/UV
  • Right start is the key to long-term service life


Andrew M. Jenkins, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla). Jenkins' experience comes from 19 years in the petroleum, mining, and civil engineering industries. Mr. Jenkins has worked at Contech for 14 years and has had multiple roles including Product Manager and Director or Plastics and Wastewater Treatment. He can be reached at ajenkins@conteches.com.

Target Audience

Everyone involved in the conveyance of storm water will want to take part in this webinar series. Designers, construction inspectors, maintenance workers, and contractors will benefit from this eight-week series - Pipe Inspections; CMP; HDPE/PP; PVC; RCP; Liners, Pipe Repairs, and Jacking/Boring.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050